Restoration works on the fountains, Parc de Sceaux, France, 2020
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Pedagogical panels presenting the restoration works to the visitors.
The cascades were not functionning since 2016 and had reached a point where restoration was necessary. Designed by the French landscapist André Lenôtre in the 17th century, they have been entirely dismantled during the French Revolution. Today's cascades date from 1930 and display an Art Deco touch which does not correspond to the original plans...
The current restoration will show the original fountains to the public (in the sping 20201 if everything goes well).